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Miss Amanda Kosinski

Email: a.kosinski@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7905 2119

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£8,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Child Health

Key facts

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Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc

The Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc is currently the only paediatric programme in the UK that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and students who successfully complete the programme are deemed to have completed the academic components of the BPS professional Qualification in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology (QiCN).

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students develop an understanding of the techniques, methods and contemporary findings in this field and are trained to interpret clinical case presentations within the context of current scientific findings of developmental brain-behaviour relationships. They gain knowledge of the major professional, ethical and service delivery issues in assessment and rehabilitative work.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

This programme covers all key areas of the syllabus recommended by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and draws on the wealth of specialist expertise in neuropsychology within Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the UCL Institute of Child Health and other related neuroscience and psychology departments within UCL. We also invite many external speakers who are international experts within their area of specialism.

The UCL Institute of Child Health has a very close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and much of its research and teaching is carried out on a joint basis.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full time nine months and part-time two years) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Professional Issues for Paediatric Neuropsychologists
  • Development of Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Neural Systems
  • Developmental Disorders and Neuropsychological Profiles
  • Infant and Neurodevelopmental Assessment
  • Assessment of Neuropsychological Disorders and Functional Implications
  • Advanced Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developing Clinical Formulations and Interventions

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral presentation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, group seminars, video demonstrations and directed self-study time (reading, essay writing, seminar preparations). Assessment is by two essay journal papers of up to 3,000 words each, two commentary papers of up to 1,500 words each and four 90-minute unseen examinations, and the dissertation examined by viva-voce.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants are required to be qualified Clinical or Educational Psychologists as recognised by the Health Professions Council.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Please see subject website for up-to-date deadlines. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The clinical route is open to qualified Clinical and Educational Psychologists as recognised by the Health Professions Council. In order to qualify as a Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychologist the British Psychological Society (BPS) now requires such professionals to obtain a Practitioner Full Member Qualification (PFMQ) of the Division of Neuropsychology (DoN).

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

The British Psychological Society (BPS) views the Practitioner Full Member Qualification (PFMQ) as the 'gold standard' for practitioners in clinical neuropsychology.

First career destinations of recent graduates include: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital: Psychologist, St Helier Hospital: Medical Doctor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Paediatrician, The Royal Surrey County Hospital: Paediatric Doctor, St Mary's Hospital: Paediatric Doctor, St George's Hospital: Paediatric Doctor, Great Ormond Street Hospital: Paediatric Doctor, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital: Paediatric Metabolic Specialist Registrar, Great Ormond Street Hospital: Registrar LSE: Paediatric Registrar and Barnet Hospital: Doctor.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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